For the SC “UkrOboronProm” – a union of 130+ enterprises and 80 thousand specialists – the year 2017 became the year of profound changes that are to give a powerful impetus to defense industry development.
We are speaking of effective integration into the Euro-Atlantic community, implementation of NATO standards, deepening international cooperation, development and successful testing new samples of military equipment.
These and many other UKROBORONPROM initiatives are aimed at fulfilling the main task of the State Concern – providing Ukrainian Army with modern, reliable and effective armament.
Ukroboronprom (UOP) (Ukrainian: Укроборонпром, Ukrainian Defense Industry) is an association of multi-product enterprises in various sectors of the defense industry of Ukraine.
The Concern includes enterprises which operate in the development, manufacture, sale, repair, modernization and disposal of weapons, military and special equipment and ammunition, and participating in military-technical cooperation with foreign states.
The feasibility of combining in a single management structure of scientific, experimental, industrial enterprises and special exporters is supported by the positive effect, that the Concern has shown during its existence. Formation of “Ukroboronprom” made available organization of an innovation cycle “research – development – serial production – consumption (sales) – service – utilization”.
To ensure optimal decision-making in different fields the State Concern uses a concept of divisional management structure. The concept was adopted taking into account current trends in theory and practice of management. Its essence is to separate strategic and operational objectives from industry operational problems management. A divisional principle is to provide administrative and economic “autonomy” of industries, a delegation of administrative powers of heads of divisions.
The organisation has the functions of strategic planning, interaction with public authorities and coordination with divisions. This approach allows the top management of the organisation to focus on strategic decisions and long-term programs of the defense industry.